Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jazz and Chicago

If you like "Jazz" and if you have a lightest thing for "Chicago" then watch the movie "Three to Tango" .... it has an amazing soundtrack, amazing visuals of Chicago, and the film is OK :)))

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Edge of Heaven

Fascinating film, very good music, very good pictures and interesting multi-layered plot.

Even better is one of the extras on making the film. An amazing part is when the director explains that during the editing he ended up cutting a 10-20 minutes part that was his most favorite for very personal and deep reasons, but he has to edited it our because "it did not serve the whole film". That is really painful.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

3rd Annual Conference on Iran's Economy

Farsi:

http://irpdonline.wordpress.com/2010/01/12


http://www.iranconference.org/

The 2010 conference is scheduled to take place on October 15-16, 2010 at the University of Chicago (UC). The conference is organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), with support from a host of academic units and community organizations and sponsors. The purpose of the conference is to provide a venue for the best current research on Iran’s economy and to generate information and encouragement for future high quality research in this subject.

This conference follows two earlier ones on Iran’s economy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in December 2008 and at the University of Southern California (USC) in September 2009, where similar objectives were pursued. All three universities have played major roles in the past in promoting research on Iran and in training Iranian economists.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

This Emotional Life

Tonight I saw part two of this three part TV series by PBS: [This Emotional life link]
Highly recommended! It is being broadcast on PBS these days, don't miss it!

Very interesting piece of information on "depression": It changes your brain, literally!! So if you think you may be depressed, please threat it as soon as possible. It can have long lasting negative effect on your life.

Clear Shallow Water

I started reading this novel, `` The Driver ,'' by Hart Hanson , and I did not like it much and decided to stop. But then I came ba...